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where is this event and when? i would like to go to your "table" in the storage closet=)
What has happened to this poor woman, (who isn't perfect, of course, I am not arguing that she has never made a poor choice) is an egregious and disturbing travesty of any kind of justice. It is blatant sexism. What other family court judge in this country would allow a non-working piece of trash who openly smokes pot and lives with a skank-whore who has made thousands of dollars selling stories about Britney to the tabloids, and whose FAMILY has made thousands of dollars selling stories to the tabloids about Britney, to drag a parent in to court EVERY WEEK on adminstrative issues and minor traffic violations? What other parent would lose custody for not being "engaged enough" with her children or not having a structured routine? This is outrageous. Mark my words, someday a good investigative journalist will counter-balance this bullshit with an in-depth analysis.
disturbing the comfortable!
you go hol lis
go hol lis
go hol lis
Let me get this straight; you hate to defend Brittany Spears because you don't know what kind of mother she is, yet you are OK attacking Kevin Federline as a father, based solely on the information you receive from the "media"?
Likewise, you attack the California Family Court (and Judge?) for its ruling, when you really don't know anything about California Law, or the EVIDENCE presented to the court/Judge?
I do not know anything about this case, or Family Law, but I would venture to guess Spears did not lose custody of her children because she performed poorly at the MTV Awards, or because she tends to go out in public sans underwear (although such behaviors might be linked to "issues" which led the Judge to rule as he did).
Nor do I know what type of father Kevin Federline is, but if he is half the creep you suggest he is, I can only imagine what led the Judge to rule in Federline's favor.
Let us not forget that regardless of Federline's reputation (real or perceived), Britanny Spears married him (knowing he had already fathered two children out of wedlock) and subsequently had two children with him.
She then divorced him, and her present legal situation (only supervised visitation, paying child support, etc.) is not due to anything Federline did or did not do, but rather the by-product of choices/decisions SHE made.
When people like you chime in on what you believe to be the injustices in the lives of people like Brittan Spears, you are no better than the paparazzi or tabloid parasites who are feeding off a very sad (especially for the two children) situation.
As I said, I do not know Brittany Spears or her ex-husband, but it seems to me she would do well to modify whatever behaviors led the Judge to award custody to her ex-husband; and people like you would do well to stop "defending" her because you are put off by her ex-husband and California Family Law.
The quote you included about Spears' "habitual drug use" is NOT from her ex-husband. It is a quote from the official court ruling, written by the judge. In other words, about as official an "outside authority" as it's possible to get. Jeez, research much??
Anyone, male or female, who is declared by a court ruling to be a drug user, who is photgraphed frequently driving illegally with young children not buckled in, and who shows the extreme lack of care for both children and the court ruling, as no place near children. Period.
We'll said! You should really send this story to Britney's new attorney.
really great article, couldn't have said it better myself.
I am so glad that someone has finally written what I have felt all along! Sure, Britney Spears has problems. The number one problem on her list is KFed! But her issues with him and what she does on her own time, sans kids, unless illegal, is nobody's concern and should not be a determinant in whether or not she is a good mother. She is being raked over the coals by this judge in California, for what appears to be little reason. Sometimes it is shameful to see the "justice" system at work. Go, Hollis, and fight the righteous battles!
So glad you decided to speak on this "taboo" topic. It's so not popular to be on Britney's side during all this crap - and I'm not on "Britney's" side any more than I would be on ANY woman's side in this situation - and I'm a guy! I think it is disgusting what K-Fed has done - that guy gives other guys a bad name. He's a low-life moocher scumbag and I only hope Britney prevails in the end and this guy gets properly kicked to the curb.
for your article! It's refreshing to hear that not everyone in America has been brainwashed by TMZ.com, X17online.com, and various television tabloid outlets. I agree with you 100%
i guess its the paparazzi to be blamed after all...
LOL at my typos! That's what I get for writing when I'm tired. I will quit before I make another. Maybe I can make it out of this comment without another. Here goes.
That because of the exaggerations I mentioned, I think it did make things harder for her in the end. Kfed was also partly responsible for that. Plus when then print that she has to undergo drug testing, it does make her look like a drug addict to most people. Now, I don't know what she's done in reality, but the fake news media just assumes the worst as you said. It's not really fair as you said, but that's the thinking, or lack of with most. If you think back a year ago kfed was considered the partyboy/failure. Now he's acting like the good one... Don't be surprised if you get few comments since most people are looking for the "JUICY" stories, LOL. But it's quality that counts. Also, sorry for my typos above. There's not way to fix those. Again, great article.
I agree as well. It's a rare article where the writer has the guts to go against what's popular to point out what's true. I've found that while some are true, most articles are either misleading, greatly exaggerated or complete outright lies about her. Most people are not aware to what extent the media has mislead people.
The "hit and run" thing is ridiculous. The week I even saw one of them say Britney was involved in a hit and run car crash. I went to check out the video to see her hit a parked car at only 3 mph. A little bit later I read about her running over a paparazzi foot. There were no less than 4 different stories running. One claimed that the man was rushed to the hospital in screaming pain. Also that Britney put her hand up to her mouth and burst into tears but then sped away.
In the real video, the guy said he was fine and walked fine. Also she put her hand up to her mouth long before reaching the man. Then later that week she was to appear in Sesame st to sing a duel with Oscar the Grouch. Another lie. I then read about how she let a man snort cocaine off her chest and then did some her self the night before her drug testing. Like how likely does this sound? Not at all. Then I found hints that it wasn't even true. Oh, the list of untrue articles go on and on. It's insane! It's no wonder people are getting so mad at her.
What if in the last 3 years they only printed what was true? They'd have a few negative things, but wouldn't have much to write stories on. Also she would look much better in the public eye. Then if you try to defend her, convinced haters show up to tell you that you are a deranged Britney fan who is blind. But they are the ones who buy the stories hook, line and sinker. Actually at some points I started to believe some of the negative stories, but I quickly changed my mind after seeing how many lies there were. I'm figure some is true but which parts?
I think your assessment is very accurate. Thanks for writing it. Now if only there were a way to stop the dishonest "news" writers and paparazzi.
Hollis Gillespie is either jejune or a master of trenchant wit and irony a la Mark Antony ["And Brutus is an honourable man."]
I have to say I totally AGREE!! The fact that K-Fed is viewed as a better parent just bc he's not in the media as much is ridiculous!! He's not in the media as much bc no one CARES about him!
Secondly... and most importantly.. it is probably K-fed that turned britney into what she has become. It wasn't until after she married him or met him that she went downhill. She was at the top of her game before she met him and was never really seen partying.. when she was younger, richer an d hotter.
There was a tape released on youtube of britney "high" and kevin taping it. Hmmmm i wonder who released the video?! I wonder who introduced her to drugs and partying? My guess is that its that hypocrite, gold digging ex of hers. Do i have proof.. of course not! But hey everyones judging brit without proof, so why not join the club. The fact is.. the girls sold over 83 million records...and yes she's F***ed up. But go to any high school, any college, any club...you'll find young girls more F***ed up and a lot worse off then britney. Yet no one cares about them... why... probably bc they aren't rich and famous! The truth is we don't know what goes on behind closed doors. And even though britney's in the media... she's not given a single interview in years! She has not spoken out about anyone, including her ex... which is saying quite a bit for someone who supposidly "craves" the attention. People talk abotu how pathetic she is, but really... we're all the pathetic ones for talkng about her and bashing her so much. I mean does CNN and all the other major news networks really have to show hour long segments on how f***ed up she is? Are not not more pressing issues in the world then her? Its really all you haters out there that keep her in the limelight. Its all the negative attention that sells the magazines... lights up the gossip pages.. not the positive. So if you don't like the girl.. just leave her alone!
I sure am glad you voiced your ideas because I agree with them if this is how she is going to end up losing her kids over her ex bad mouthing her and now he decides to show up on Oprah to defend himself. He needs to move out of his expensive home and sell his gifted cars and pay his own bills. The courts are siding with him now and it is not right. She needs to counter sue for mental anguish he is causing her, he's not supporting himself financially and he gets everything in his favor so far but its not over and until then Kevin needs to take drug tests, be monitored with the boys and his nanny. Britney is supporting her kids, paying for his bills and now being forced to pay legal fees as well. Who cares what she may be thought as she hasn't hurt those boys Britney is being treated unfairly because she earns more money.
Hollis - Every week you take us up. This week you brought us down as well. Prayers for Max.
Great writing as always. Im sorry to hear about your friend...
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